Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.
Famous Hound dogs
Cartoon Hound Snoopy is one of the most famous Beagles of all time!
Meet the breeds
Hound dogs will be shown on Friday 7th March at Crufts. If you want to find out more about getting one of the Hound dog breeds, head to the Discover Dogs area at Crufts to meet all the breeds and talk to breeders and breed clubs for advice and information. To find out about all of them, click here.
Popular hound breeds
The Whippet was the most registered Hound dog breed with the Kennel Club in 2012/2013, with the Dachshund (miniature smooth haired) and the Beagle also proving to be popular breeds.